Katy ISD Participates in DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27
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Katy ISD Participates in DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27

April 19 2024

The Katy ISD Police Department, in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), has announced the continuation of their biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This year's event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27 at the Katy ISD Law Enforcement Center.

This initiative provides the community with a secure and accessible solution to dispose of potentially hazardous, expired, unused, or no-longer-needed medications. However, participants are reminded to exclude needles or other sharp objects from their disposals, and to make sure that any liquid medications are securely placed in their original prescribed containers.

Speaking on the upcoming event, Katy ISD Police Chief Henry Gaw said, "We are pleased to invite our community to support this initiative. It is a simple and easy way for residents to dispose of unnecessary medication, with no questions asked." Gaw emphasized that through proper disposal of unused medications, community members can protect themselves, their families, and others from the potential risks associated with medication misuse.

Last year's event saw a significant turnout, with more than 200 community members participating. The Katy ISD Police were able to collect a total of 20 boxes of prescription medication from those who attended.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a countrywide initiative. Since its inception, the DEA and its nationwide partners have gathered nearly 18 million pounds of unused prescription medications. In Katy, community members can drop off their unwanted medications at the Katy ISD Law Enforcement Center, located at 20370 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77449, between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on the event day.

For more information, contact Captain Edward Castillo with the Katy ISD Police Department at 281-237-4026 or edwardjcastillo@katyisd.org

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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